Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy "New Year"!

With this morning's opening celebration in Rome, the Holy Father formally began the church-wide observance of the Year of Faith.  This day, 50 years ago, the Second Vatican Council got underway.  Today, the call of the Council - a call to personal holiness, courageous discipleship and spiritual renewal - is issued again in a world even more in need of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Nicene Creed, recited weekly at Sunday Mass, is the prayer for the Year of Faith, for "it is by believing with the heart that you are justified, and by making the declaration with your lips that you are saved"  Romans 10:10. 

Below you will find the Creed, presented both for you your viewing and listening pleasure!  Blessings during this Year of Faith!

The Profession of Faith
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.